So, gifts for babies. I know it is tempting to make sweaters or other clothes, but after my first experience making clothes that fit for about 6 hours I now make blankets, hats (aiming for year size), or toys. For my friends in DC, I made a baby hat and barely got it done in time. For my brother and his wife? I made a blanket. The knitting was done for over a month before I actually finished it. Yeah, a blanket with both lots of ends to weave in and a seam.
Why did I make a blanket with a seam?
I used this yarn from Three Irish Girls. It was bold and very saturated. Sadly the red leaked a tiny amount, so the white wasn't quite as crisp as I wanted. Still a beautiful blanket.
This is a modular knit. Very easy and perfect for someone who can only knit in drips and drabs around baby needs. I wanted to make the Sweet William blanket, but it was clear after a single knitting session that I would never be able to concentrate on the blanket enough to finish it in a timely fashion.
Like many projects, this one also got a little too big to knit on during my commute. Too big to fit in the lap.
After making this blanket, I need to want to buy those little clips to line up the seam. I used removable stitch markers and yarn needles to line up the seam, so I wouldn't have a lot of extra length to ease in at the end. I need to remember to put those on my knitting notions wish list.